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Alcoholic Drinks: Arrests

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were (a) arrested for, (b) proceeded against for and (c) convicted of the offence of being drunk and disorderly in 2006. (193586)

The Court Proceedings Database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform—within the Ministry of Justice, shows that the number of people proceeded against at magistrates courts for the offence of drunk and disorderly under the Criminal Justice Act 1967 S.91(1) in England and Wales for the year 2006 is 16,143. The number of people found guilty at all courts for the same offence is 13,939.

In addition, under the penalty notice for disorder (PND) scheme, fixed penalty notices of £80 may be issued by the police for the offence of ‘drunk and disorderly’. The number of PNDs issued for the offence in England and Wales was 43,556 in 2006.